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Public Comment Period Extended 30 Days For Kensington DSEIS


March 16, 2004
Tuesday - 1:00 am

The Tongass Forest Supervisor, Forrest Cole, has decided to extend the public comment period on the Kensington Gold Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, or DSEIS, until April 7, 2004. This additional 30 days for public comment will enable cooperating and reviewing agencies as well as the public additional time to review the project.

The Kensington Gold mine area is located approximately 45 miles northwest of Juneau, Alaska. Issues analyzed in the DSEIS included effects on marine and fresh water resources, air quality, wetlands, recreation and visual resources. The document considers the No Action Alternative, the Proposed Action and two other alternatives developed based on public and agency comments.

Public meetings were held in Juneau and Haines on Feb. 24 and Feb. 26.

Comments on the project can be sent to:

Steve Hohensee
SEIS Team Leader
Tongass Minerals Group
8465 Old Dairy Road
Juneau, AK 99801
907-790-7464 (FAX)

Source of News Release:

US Forest Service - Tongass National Forest
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